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Sun Jun 17th 2007
Midsummer Morning Ride to Avebury
Steve Swanton
Start Time:
4:00 am
Start Location:
The return of an old favourite...

Start in the dark at 4am to see the dawn from the top of Hackpen Hill - lights required. We will follow the 'traditional' route via Lambourn and Baydon to Aldbourne (for a pre-breakfast stop), then over Snap to the Ogbournes and up onto the Downs above Manton. Breakfast in the Red Lion at 8:30. Back via the Marlborough-Swindon railway path with coffee stop at the Baker's Arms Badbury. Returning to Wantage at about 1:30-2pm for a pint at the Bear.

~70 miles. Please be prepared for about 10 miles of off-road riding on (mostly)good quality tracks (suitable for 25mm tyres). Bring enough food to keep you going in the early hours. Numbers limited to 20 for breakfast on first-come first-served basis, so please book with Steve by Sun 10 Jun.

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Bike Week Event
Angela Sanders
Belinda Gordon
Brian Hipwell
Des Higgs
Edith Hipwell
Geoff Neill
Henk Altmann (deceased)
Ian Murray
Stephen Quartermain
Steve Swanton
Riders = 10
A great day out. We saw the sunrise through a slither of clear sky on the horizon at 4:50 then enjoyed the traffic-free roads to Aldbourne and on... It stayed dry throughout and the sun came out for periods (rats, I really shouldn't have put that suncream on...)
Full report to come when I'm more awake.

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Start Locations
Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
1* - Suitable for irregular, social, beginner or family riders, pace will match the slower riders. Not hilly or long. Expect rides up to 3 hours. Gentle exercise.
2* - Suitable for regular riders who prefer to cover some distance but at a more relaxed pace. Likely to be half-day rides. Solid exercise.
3* - Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination! Likely to be half or full-day rides. Challenging exercise.
4* - Suitable for athletic riders who can ride safely above the 3* standard. Quick rides for the fit.
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